Posted On 14 May 2014
NONONO performed their second show in Los Angeles on Friday, May 9th at the Wiltern. They followed the group, Hunter Hunted, opening for the headliner,Twenty One Pilots.
Right away, I have to point out that I definitely prefer this Swedish dance-pop live compared to the tracked versions of their work. NONONO lead singer Stina Wäppling’s voice is deeper and more passionate during her live performances and she had the crowd spellbound with every word, spoken or sung. She came across extremely relaxed and you could see she was confident in her abilities. Along with Stina, NONONO is made up of the production duo Astma & Rocwell, who bring very contagious energy to the stage.
Their set was short but sweet, and included their hit single “Pumpin’ Blood”, which had the crowd singing and dancing along. Indeed, the height of excitement arrived when the band performed this single. While many refer to the track as the whistle song, it was recently featured in an Intel commercial and this is how most people have heard of the band.
NONONO’s shimmery, at times dark and heavy electro-pop induced a fun little dance party at the Wiltern. Even on my own, without a dance partner or anyone to share the experience with, I had a really great time at the show, mostly because of the energy coming form the stage and the likability of pretty much every song. All three of the NONONO members were a thrill to watch and hear perform, each with their individual style and musical talent.
The best part about NONONO’s sound is that it is extremely unique. They will release their debut album Only What We Feel on July 1st via Warner Bros. Records and will be on tour with Foster The People in August.